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T-Map Project: Blue Zones: Little Things Can Make A Big Difference In Health And Life Expectancy

The issue of health is everywhere today, from national policy all the way down to what we do as individuals. In this week’s Friday Forum, WNIJ’s Victor Yehling talks with Dr. Thomas Schiller, medical director of BetterLife Wellness at SwedishAmerican Health Systems, about what individuals can do to improve their health – and what support

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Unity, Pride, Culture: Rockford City Market

Rockford City Market (located in downtown Rockford at the intersection of Water Street and Market Street) features local growers and vendors who sell natural products and unique retail items, live music, demonstrations and kids’ activities. Read more http://www.rockfordcitymarket.com/

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T-Map Project: Community Mentoring Program; Fred VanVleet returns to Rockford to host youth summer camp

ROCKFORD — Fresh off his first season in the NBA, Fred VanVleet has returned to his hometown to host a basketball camp this summer for area youth. VanVleet — a Toronto Raptors guard, Auburn High School alum and Rockford’s first sports tourism ambassador — will host the first-ever FVV Summer Camp. The program is designed

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TransformRockford: May 2017 Volunteer Newsletter

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May 10th, 2017 Volunteer Newsletter – Click Here

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T-Map Project: Downtown Development; BUSINESSFirst helps redevelopment projects in the community.

Rockford Community Partners is proud to announce “BUSINESSFirst”, a joint venture with the City of Rockford, Winnebago County, Winnebago County Health Department, Small Business Development Center and Rock River Water Reclamation District to assist individuals in redeveloping an existing property or open a new business in an existing property. BUSINESSFirst starts by making available a

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T-Map Project: Community Safety Engagement; Domestic Violence Help

Remedies provides critical and often times lifesaving services to adults struggling with substance abuse and to victims of domestic violence and their children, and works to end the cycle of abuse and addiction through education and community involvement. We are the only domestic violence shelter and advocacy agency in Winnebago and Boone counties. Each year Remedies serves over

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T-MAP Project: RVC-NIU Engineering Partnership

Rock Valley College and Northern Illinois are now offering a program where students can earn their associate degree in engineering from RVC and go on to earn a bachelor’s in engineering from NIU all on the RVC campus in Rockford.  NIU is also offering a master’s degree in engineering at RVC. Engineering is an exciting

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Unity, Pride, Culture: Rockford City Market enters 8th season — with a bit of poetry

ROCKFORD — City Market starts its eighth season Friday, and the woman who makes the market go is expecting the weekly event to draw around 100,000 visits to downtown this year. By the end of the 2016 season, the market had drawn 97,030 visits, said Cathy McDermott, market manager, who predicts a similar number this

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Education: Build a Computer & Code with Minecraft

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Media Contact: Dave Costello, 815-921-4516 Event Date: Saturday, July 1, 2017 Event Contact: Chuck Konkol Rock Valley College Computers and Information Systems (CIS) will be hosting a workshop on Saturday, July 1, 2017, in the Woodward Technology Center (WTC), room 1114 on RVC’s main campus (3301 North Mulford Road). Check-in will be from 9:30-9:50 a.m. Attendees

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Unity, Pride, Culture: Rockford To Pitch Unique Vacation Experience

ROCKFORD – The City of Rockford is trying to highlight businesses and the best of the Stateline to attract tourists. “Real. Original. Rockford,” that is the slogan the City of Rockford has carried for years. “People are excited about that, they want that original experience,” said Josh Albrecht. “They want something that’s not cookie cutter. 

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